I like golfing. I really like it. I have played golf since I was about 12, and that was 50 years ago. I used to be able to do 36 holes and then go to work at my full time job. Now that I am retired, I want to play all of the time. However, I am not quite up to 36 holes two times per week. I tried that a couple of weeks ago and needed my chiropractor in Mesa to fix my back so I could at least golf nine holes in a couple of days.
I really wore myself out in the heat and on that back nine twice in one day. I was competing against my family. My wife, daughter and our two daughters-in-law played 18 holes. Then my sons challenged me to another 18 while the girls all stayed back at the clubhouse for massages, mani-pedis and more. By the time dinner rolled around, my back was hurting. I really threw something out in my upper back when I was trying to get out from behind a tree on that doglegged par 5 on the back nine. That one always gets me here at this course.
I actually felt something pop in my shoulder. I was glad it was on the right side, because I would be a bit more worried about having my left arm and shoulder hurt like this. I would have went to the ER right away even though it was my right side if I had not felt the tear or pop that got me in my back and shoulder. I ended up at my doctor the next day, and he sent me for imaging tests. I did not tear a rotator, but I did something. Nothing out of the ordinary for a man my age was on the MRI, so my doctor told me to go see my chiropractor in Mesa. After a couple of adjustments, I was good to go another 36 again. Okay, maybe just 18 today and 18 tomorrow.